The comedian has been opening Madonna's New York shows this week
Comedian Amy Schumer twerked onstage with Madonna during the singer’s show at Madison Square Gardens, New York last night (Sep 16).
Madonna announced Schumer as support for the New York dates of her ‘Rebel Heart’ Tour earlier this year. The stand-up has been opening Madonna’s shows with a 40 minute stand-up routine and last night returned to the stage during the finale of the show to join her for a twerk.
Following the dance, Madonna crowns her as “tonight’s unapologetic bitch” before telling the crowd, “every night we have a prize for the unapologetic bitch of the evening. Madonna then put a sock puppet on Schumer’s arm and handed her a banana, before sending her “to hell” with one of her backing dancers.
Watch footage of the incident below:
As revealed by The Hollywood Reporter, Schumer received a standing ovation following her stand-up performance at Madison Square Garden last night.
“Who better to open for Madonna than me?”, Schumer quipped. “The answer: literally, any band.”
She then recounted memories of singing Madonna’s songs around the house when she was young. “I’m following my dad around, ‘Papa don’t preach'” [he said,] “Stop, we’re Jewish.” [I sang,] “‘I’m keeping my baby,'” [he said,] “You’re seven. … You need to get rid of it.”
Following two consecutive nights at Madison Square Garden, Schumer returns to open for Madonna at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on September 19.
Madonna was recently forced to move the first five dates of her ‘Rebel Heart’ world tour to January 2016 after admitting the live show was not yet ready.
Two dates in Miami (August 29-30) plus gigs in Atlanta (September 2) and San Juan in Puerto Rico (September 5-6) were affected by the decision and will now take place next year.
In a statement published by Rolling Stone, Madonna explained the reasons behind the delay: “As my fans already know, the show has to be perfect. Assembling all the elements will require more time than we realised. I apologise for any inconvenience this may cause my fans. I can promise you this show will be worth the wait. Can’t wait to share it with all my Rebel Hearts out there.”
The Rebel Heart Tour was announced in March, will see Madonna support the release of her 13th studio album of the same name.
The singer will play in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow in December. The UK dates mark Madonna’s return to London’s O2 Arena for the first time since falling at February’s Brit Awards, an incident she recently described as “the most embarrassing moment of my life”.
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The tour will also see Madonna visit Southeast Asia for the first time ever and Australia for the first time since 1990. She will be working with Arthur Fogel, the man behind her Sticky & Sweet, Confessions and Re-Invention tours.